Certificate I in Work Education | genU Training | RTO 5553 Certificate I in Work Education | genU Training | RTO 5553
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This course is designed to support people with intellectual disability, permanent cognitive impairment or special learning needs to develop basic employment skills in preparation for work. With a focus on occupational health and safety, effective communication and personal management strategies, students will graduate ready to seek meaningful work or explore further education opportunities. Students will familarise themselves with employer expectations through a valuable 80 hour work placement, putting their newfound skills and knowledge into practice. Working closely with expert trainers, students will be supported to develop an individual vocational plan which will empower them to take their next career step with confidence.

To be awarded 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education, a student must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of competency, consisting of:

  • seven (7) core units, and;
  • three (3) elective units.

Where the course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed units.

genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

VU23028 Develop and apply an individual vocational plan with support
VU23029 Develop personal management skills for work
VU23030 Participate in vocational activities
VU23031 Participate in practical placement with support
MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures
VU22787 Prepare for employment
VU23032 Develop workplace communication skills

Elective units

BSBITU111 Operate a personal digital device
SIRXIND001 Work effectively in a service environment
VU22789 Participate in job seeking activities

Learners will be issued with a statement of attainment for all successfully completed units.

Work placement

To achieve this qualification, a student must complete a minimum of 80 hours of work placement.

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

Entry to the 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education is restricted to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability.

Permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability must be evidenced. Evidence could include but is not limited to:

  • Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
  • Doctors / specialist reports
  • Attendance at a Special School / SDS
  • Integration support at school
  • Integration support at school with modified curriculum

While learners may also have the following conditions, these alone do not constitute a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability:

  • Social and / or emotional issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities

Speak with our Customer Enquiry team today for further assistance with course entry requirements.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills
  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

What will you learn?

Learn the essential skills to begin your career or explore further education opportunities, with electives chosen to focus on building your confidence. Practice skills in real work environments through a practical placement while learning essential skills to support your independence.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Employment
  • Volunteering

What could you study next?

  • Further education in an industry/area of interest as identified through the course

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

Fees – Victoria

Standard Fee (Skills First Program)
$AUD 0.00


Fees – NSW

Concession Fee (Subsidised Training) Standard Fee (Subsidised Training) Fee For Service
$0 $0 $15,050

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria applies. Please speak to our Customer Experience team to see which fee applies to you.

genU Training offer 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education, in the following format:

On-campus (day)  – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

2 days per week: 9:30am – 3:30pm, for 16 months approx; or

3 days per week: 9:30am – 3:30pm, for 10 months approx.

NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. You can find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

Certificate I in Work Education

Course Code:

Study Mode:
On-campus (day)

Course Length
10 months approx. (3 days a week) or 16 months approx. (2 days a week)

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